Quatuor Modigliani

String Quartet

Amaury Coeytaux
Loïc Rio
Laurent Marfaing
François Kieffer
"When playing in a quartet, one of the most important things is to respect all the individual personalities of each member; they are part of the identity of the group."
Loïc Rio / Quatuor Modigliani, Februar 2019
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The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this season, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet & Chamber Music series.
In the current and upcoming seasons, the quartet will be touring in the US, South America, Japan, and extensively throughout most of Europe. Highlights include the Wigmore Hall in London, the Paris Auditorium du Musée du Louvre, The Morgan Library & Museum New York, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Brussel Flagey, Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Munich Prinzregententheater, Tokyo’s Oji Hall and festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In 2017 the Quatuor Modigliani was first the String Quartet to perform in the main Hall of the Hamburgs Elbphilharmonie.

In 2014, the Modigliani Quartet became Artistic Directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, a festival created in 1976 by Antoine Riboud and made famous through its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich, after a pause of thirteen years. The joint efforts of the Evian Resort and the Modigliani Quartet achieved immediate success and the festival has now become again one of Europe’s major and most publicized Summer musical events.

The quartet has been recording for the Mirare label since 2008 and has released 8 CDs, all awarded prizes and receiving international critical acclaim. The next release will be „Carnet de voyages”. 

The Modigliani Quartet has built true artistic friendships and are regularly play with other musicians such as Nicholas Angelich, Daniel Müller-Schott, Yefim Bronfman, Sabine Meyer, Beatrice Rana and Renaud Capuçon.
„One of today’s best quartets in the world... Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.”Harald Eggebrecht, Süddeutsche Zeitung
After fifteen years of building up their own sound and profile, the Modigliani Quartet is now happy to pass their experience to the next generation. In 2016 they created the Atelier within the Festival in Evian and will be holding a series of masterclasses at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris beginning in November 2017.

Thanks to the generosity and support of private sponsors, the Modigliani quartet plays on four outstanding Italian instruments:

Amaury Coeytaux plays a 1773 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,

Loïc Rio plays a 1780 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini,

Laurent Marfaing plays a 1660 viola by Luigi Mariani,
François Kieffer plays a 1706 cello by Matteo Goffriller.

The Modigliani Quartet also thanks the SPEDIDAM for its help.
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Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Ellen Bäuerle



2020 / 2021
Programme I

Mozart: String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, K 458 ”Hunt”
Bartók: String Quartet  No. 5, Sz 102
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887 (1826)

Programme II

Marc Anthony Turnage: New String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4
Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29 D 804 (1824) ”Rosamunde”
or Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (1924) ”Death and the Maiden”

Programme III: Souvenir de Florence
with Veronika Hagen (Viola) & Clemens Hagen (Cello)
December 12th - 17th 2020

Mozart: String Quartet in E-flat major, K 160
Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat minor, Op. 30
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 ”Souvenir de Florence”

Schubert Project
with Beatrice Rana (Piano)

Programme I
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29 D 804 (1824) ”Rosamunde”
String Quintet in C major, Op. 163 D 956 (1828)
Programme II
Piano Quintet, Op. 114 posth. D 667 ”The Trout”
String Quartet No. 15 in G major, Op. 161 D 887 (1826)
or String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D 810 (1924) ”Death and the Maiden”

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2019 / 2020


20:00 Uhr
Gjethuset, DK /
Quatuor Modigliani
20:00 Uhr
Klosters, CH / Kirche St. Jakob
Quatuor Modigliani, Adam Laloum
20:30 Uhr
Celles-sur-Belle, FR /
Quatuor Modigliani
20:30 Uhr
Celles-sur-Belle, FR /
Quatuor Modigliani
16:00 Uhr
Salzburg, AT / Mozarteum
Quatuor Modigliani, Sabine Meyer, Lawrence Power
19:30 Uhr
Rougemont, CH / Kirche Rougemont
Quatuor Modigliani
20:15 Uhr
Zeist, NL / Kerk van de Evangelische Broedergemeente
Quatuor Modigliani, Sharon Kam
Paris - Festival Classique au Vert, FR /
Quatuor Modigliani
19:30 Uhr
Heidelberg, DE / Alten Aula der Universität
Quatuor Modigliani, Tanja Tetzlaff
19:30 Uhr
Trondheim I, NO / Vår Frue Church / Our Lady Church
Quatuor Modigliani
19:30 Uhr
Trondheim II, NO / Freemasons Hall
Quatuor Modigliani, Thomas Hoppe
18:00 Uhr
Trondheim III, NO / Stiftsgården / Royal Palace
Quatuor Modigliani, Sharon Bezaly, Tanja Tetzlaff
18:00 Uhr
Trondheim V, NO / Trøndelag Folk Museum
Quatuor Modigliani
19:00 Uhr
Trondheim VI, NO / Freemasons Hall
Quatuor Modigliani


Felix Mendelssohn
4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81: III. Capriccio. Andante con moto

Sergei Rachmaninoff
String Quartet No. 1: III. Scherzo

Giacomo Puccini
Crisantemi, SC. 65

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26: II. Intermezzo

Fritz Kreisler
String Quartet in A Minor: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivo, con spirito

Samuel Barber
String Quartet, Op. 11: II. Adagio

Franz Schubert
5 Minuets, D. 89: No. 3

Alexander Borodin
String Quartet on the Theme 'B-la-F': III. Serenata alla spagnola. Allegretto

Dmitri Shostakovich
Two pieces for String Quartet, Op. 36a: II. Polka

Anton Webern
Langsamer Satz für Streichquartett

Roman Hoffstetter
String Quartet in F Major, Hob.III:17: II. Andante Cantabile

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c: III. Presto

Plink, Plank, Plunk!
Leroy Anderson

Robert Schumann
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 41
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41

Dvořák - Bartók - Dohnányi
Antonín Dvořák
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96, "American"

Béla Bartók
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, SZ 67

Ernst von Dohnányi
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 33

Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 50 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 1
String Quartet, Op. 77 No. 1

Musique Française
Claude Debussy
String Quartet, Op. 10

Camille Saint-Saens
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 112

Maurice Ravel
String Quartet

Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
String Quartet No. 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No. 6, K 159

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No. 4, D46

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet, Op. 34
Two Songs, Op. 91

Jean-Frédérice Neuburger - Piano
Andrea Hill - Soprano

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 13
String Quartet, Op. 80
Capriccio, Op. 81

Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 76 No. 4, "Sunrise"
String Quartet, Op. 74 No. 3, "Rider"
String Quartet, Op. 54 No. 1

Schumann - Wolf - Mendelssohn
Robert Schumann
String Quartet, Op. 41 No. 1

Hugo Wolf
Italian Serenade for String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
String Quartet, Op. 44 No. 1

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Mendelssohn: Quartet op. 13 n°2 - Presto
Schubert: Quartett n°12 "Quartett-Satz"
Following the Modigliani Quartet during their last US tour 2018


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